smoke upon start up

Phil Rose pjrose at
Wed Aug 27 22:56:59 EDT 2003

At 7:56 PM -0400 8/27/03, Vincenzo Basile wrote:
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>Hi list
>I really need someone's help.Upon start up these past few days i
>started noticing a little black smoke,thought nothing of it.Until
>today,after work I started it up and it smoked up the whole parking
>lot I mean smoke everywhere ,there was a nasty smell too like
>something is burning almost like rubber,there was no white smoke and
>smell  of  antifreeze so I guess I could rule out head gasket.As I
>continue to drive the car it went away ,but not that smell,whats
>weird is the car seems to run fine.I tried pulling codes and only
>got the O2 sensor.If theres is any body that could point me in the
>right direction I would really appreciate.,

When my car started to leak tranny oil on the catalytic converter, it
smelled like burning rubber. In that instance, the leak was from the
differential output shaft seal on the passenger side.


Phil Rose
Rochester, NY
mailto:pjrose at

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